Category Archives: Dessert

Frozen Treats part 2

For yummy homemade popsicles my kiddos like the two-ingredient ones the best!  Here are two of their favorites!

  1. Nutella Banana Fudgesicles.  Blend very ripe bananas until pureed.  Add in ½ cup Nutella and blend. Pour mixture into Popsicle mold and freeze.  AMAZINGLY creamy homemade fudgesicles!



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  1. Gummy Bear Popsicles. These are so easy and fun.  Always a hit with kiddos of all ages!  Drop gummy bears into the bottom of the popsicle mold, fill with Sprite or 7-up and freeze.  Perfect for a family cookout!


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Pink Popcorn

pink popcorn

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You will need:

■            4 quarts popped corn

■            1 ½ cups sugar

■            ½ cup light corn syrup

■            2 Tablespoon Butter

■            ½ teaspoon salt

■            ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar

■            ¼ teaspoon vanilla

■            1 teaspoon baking soda

■            Pink food coloring (about 1/8 teaspoon)


  1. In heavy saucepan on medium heat melt butter then add sugar, corn syrup, cream of tartar and salt. Increase temperature to medium high and bring mixture to a boil, stirring constantly to dissolve sugar.


  1. Once mixture boils, add in food coloring and stop stirring. Boil for 5 minutes (Do not stir). Mixture should be about 250-260 degrees. Remove from heat and carefully stir in vanilla and baking soda.


  1. Working quickly and while mixture is foamy, pour mixture over popped corn and gently stir to coat popcorn.


  1. Place popcorn into a large roaster or rimmed baking sheet (lined with parchment paper or sprayed with cooking spray) and bake at 200° F for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.

It’s Cookie Time

Thanksgiving is ALMOST here and for my family that is the official start to the holiday season. I can’t wait to get in the kitchen and start baking with my girls! I love to decorate classic gingerbread and sugar cookies with my girls that we can then share with my loved ones, neighbors and friends. I’m super excited to make a new recipe, chocolate sandwich cookie with peppermint frosting. They sound delicious!


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Here are a few of my favorites from our friends at Whole Foods Market!



Sandwich Cookies



Sugar Cookies


Gingerbread Cookies

Peanut Butter & Nutella Krispy Treats

3 ingredients mixed together for a tasty treat that goes great any time of year. Place 3 Rice Krispies treat bars in a cast iron skillet, and put into the over at 350 degrees for about 3 minutes. Remove from oven, and spoon in about 4 to 5 spoonfuls of peanut butter and mix with the softened treats.


Place back into oven for about 5 minutes at 350 degrees. Remove from oven, spread on Nutella, and let cool. Once cooled, slice, and eat.


~ Mary Susan